Argyllshire Advertiser

Rest needs urgency

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The situation at the Rest and Be Thankful on the A83 has repeatedly been described as an emergency, yet there seems to be little sense of urgency within either Transport Scotland or the Holyrood corridors of power.

The landslide problem has become so serious it is well beyond the scope of the mitigation option selected from the 2012 Jacobs report which also, coincident­ally, was the cheapest option – which turned out not to be so cheap.

It is no slight on the personnel who have slogged away for years on mitigation and local detours, but we support the business campaign group in urging Transport Scotland to treat this with the urgency the people of Argyll and the Isles deserve.

Would we be waiting so long for a solution in the central belt?

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